Thursday, November 18, 2010

Briefly Contextualizing Nouveau

The Gang of 13 in Morgon on March 11, 2010
Today, the third Thursday of November, Beaujolais Nouveau arrives and goes on sale. It's a time to celebrate, and be thankful for, the year's harvest. The 2010 vintage in Beaujolais required patience as it was a cool year with the harvest generally three weeks later than normal, which is exactly the kind of year when a vigneron gets to demonstrate his or her stuff. It is also, sadly, the year we lost Marcel Lapierre, who passed away on the final day of the harvest.

We are lucky to represent some of the best Cru Beaujolais. But it is always a pleasure to drink a genuine Nouveau as soon as it lands, and to enjoy for months thereafter. We invite you to come to Thirst tonight and toast the 2010 harvest with us.